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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: FW: Apache 2.0.36 and xcopy on WinNT
Date Fri, 10 May 2002 17:55:56 GMT
Ahhh.  Win95 and forward do support the /y flag.  Since WinNT does not,
I'll revert the change that presumed our modern
based xcopy'ies all work.

Expect a fix in .37 - thanks for the report!


At 12:11 PM 5/10/2002, you wrote:
>Hello Sir,
>I sent this to a couple days ago. I don't
>know whether there's just a slow turnaround, or whether it was
>deemed unworthy of posting? Anyway, I think it's worthy :-)
>I cannot seem to find a an xcopy.exe that works for the
>httpd-2.0.36 build on NT. I've tried several versions and they
>all have some problem. If I get one that works for libhttpd.dsp
>(i.e., supports /y) then it barfs elsewhere like not supporting
>/S or getting into an infinite loop in Or if I try
>the one from my Win98 machine (that works on that platform) it
>won't run on NT (wrong DOS version it sez, or somesuch). I've
>also had colleagues try xcopy /y on other installs of NT (e.g.,
>with SP 6), none support /y. So I suspect this will give lots
>of people grief on NT.
>I haven't tried it, but maybe the same approach as used in
> will work?
>         echo Y > .y
>         del .\include\mpm.h
>         copy .\server\mpm\winnt\mpm.h .\include\mpm.h < .y
>         del .y
>Maybe not so pretty but at least it should be portable.
>Thanks for listening,
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Mechler, Roland
>Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2002 6:03 PM
>To: ''
>Subject: Apache 2.0.36 and xcopy on WinNT
>Hi, the xcopy.exe on my installation of NT 4.0 (Service Pack 4) does
>not support the /y switch, so the change in libhttpd.dsp broke the
>build for me. I could get a version that works, but IMHO it
>would be better to go back to the more portable way despite the
>'foo.h not found' messages.

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